Matthew McConaughey Sells Us on the New Gold Rush in Clip from Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’

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brian-mcgee - December 17, 2019


Long ago, Guy Ritchie was the go-to guy for masculine action movies with lots of fast dialogue, frantic editing, and ensemble casts populated with bruisers and hoodlums. Lately, however, he's been lost in franchise town, trying (and failing) to get King Arthur back into the big time and more recently, directing the abysmal live-action Aladdin. It's nice to see he's getting back to his roots with his latest flick, The Gentlemen, which looks like a return to form for the wayward director.

In this new clip from the film, Serenity co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jeremy "I am the Rules" Strong get into a lengthy discussion about "the new gold rush" which involves something near and dear to McConaughey's heart: Weed. Though there are no bongos involved, it's clear why Ritchie is exploiting our ingrained knowledge of McConaughey's life by having him play this role. The less disbelief an audience is willing to suspend for this sort of thing, the more they'll be able to suspend it when shit inevitably goes off the rails in the third act.

If you live in the UK, you'll be able to see The Gentlemen starting on January 1, while those of us in North America will have to wait until January 24.

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